Methodist Church Nigeria Cuts Ties With British Counterpart Over Same-Sex Marriage

The Methodist Church Nigeria has handed a vote of no confidence on the British Methodist Church, over the latter’s approval of same-sex marriage.

This was disclosed on Friday, in a press release issued by the Director, Media and Public Relations, Oladapo Daramola of the Nigerian variant of the church.

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According to Daramola, the place of MCN was made recognized by its Prelate, Chukwumerije Kanu-Uche, in a message shared with members on Friday, NAN stories.

Kanu-Uche had defined that MCN was slicing formal ties with the British Methodist Church as a result of latter’s determination to vote in favour of same-sex marriage on the just-concluded convention.

“I wish to let you know that I was invited to the British Methodist Conference this year, 2021 but I was duly represented by Rt. Rev. S. R. Nortey.

“He was part of the Conference and he has given me preliminary information and report.

“I have requested him to publish and circulate the full report on the SSM to the Conference office and all of us,” he stated.

He additionally famous that the present stance of the British Methodist Conference was predicted by John Wesley that, “a time will come when the Methodist Church will exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion and denying the power thereof unless they continue with the spiritual fervency with which they first started.”

The prelate, subsequently, renounced the British Methodist Church because the Mother Church of MCN.

“She is only a sister Church. MCN gained autonomy in 1962 and became autocephalous in 1963. So, we can part ways with the British Conference and have nothing to lose.

“I only pity those romancing with them because of pecuniary interest.

“Suggestion to write or visit the British Methodist Conference is an insult on Methodist church.”

He, nevertheless, stated the Church will wait to obtain an in depth report from the accredited delegate to the Conference and take an knowledgeable determination at August 2021 session.

“As a remedial measure let each Bishop, and Archbishop inform our members that MCN doesn’t help homosexual or same-sex marriage,’’ Kanu-Uche stated.

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Methodist Church Nigeria Cuts Ties With British Counterpart Over Same-Sex Marriage

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